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Now available through Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont

1 The Black Dancing Body.jpeg

The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool
by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

2 Body Against Body.jpeg

Body Against Body: the dance and other collaborations of
Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane

Edited by Elizabeth Zimmer and Susan Quasha

3 Bodystories.jpeg

Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy
by Andrea Olsen
in collaboration 
with Caryn McHose

4 Choreographing Difference.jpeg

Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance
by Ann Cooper Albright

5 Dance as Theatre Art.jpeg

Dance as a Theatre Art: Source Readings in Dance History From 1581 to the Present
Second Edition
Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen
With a new section edited by Katy Matheson

6 Dance from the Campus.jpeg

Dance from the Campus to the Real World (and Back Again)
Edited by Suzanne Callahan
With Guest Writers

7 Rituals of Experience.jpeg

Dance: Rituals of Experience
By Jamake Highwater

8 Dancing Women.jpeg

Dancing Women: Female Bodies on Stage
by Sally Banes

9 Hiking the Horizontal.jpeg

Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer
by Liz Lerman

10 The Inimate Act of Choreography.jpeg

The Intimate Act of Choreography
by Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin

11 Labanotation.jpeg

Labanotation: The System of Analyzing and Recording Movement
Third Edition
by Ann Hutchinson

12 Landscape of the Now.jpeg

The Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation
by Kent De Spain

13 Mark Morris.jpeg

Mark Morris
by Joan Acocella

14 The Moment of Movement.jpeg

The Moment of Movement: Dance Improvisation
by Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin

Signed copy

15 Pina Bausch.jpeg

Pina Bausch: The Biography
by Marion Meyer
Translated by Penny Black

16 Terpsichore in Sneakers.jpeg

Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance
by Sally Banes

17 The Thinking Body.jpeg

The Thinking Body
by Mabel E. Todd

18 Time and the Dancing Image.jpeg

Time and the Dancing Image
by Deborah Jowitt

19 Writing Dancing.jpeg

Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism
by Sally Banes

Sending gratitude to the generous donors for giving books from their private collections and, in some cases, for the purchase of books purposely for this collection to: 
Hannah Dennison
Dr. Kathleen Kesson
Alana & Jim Phinney
Martha Ming Whitfield

The Collection: Testimonials


As more notable books come across my desk, I am noting them below. Let us dare to see and BE beyond the cultural notion that dance history, theory, and philosophy are only for academia. May we respect readers and make no assumptions, and most importantly make sure there are truth-telling, relevant, and inclusive materials available. The books below are either already on deck or under consideration:


The Collection: Text


Penny Campbell, Senior Lecturer Emerita of Dance at Middlebury College, and Pamela Vail, Associate Professor of Dance at Franklin & Marshall College, were my initial touch points for engaging with relevant, truthful resources on dance history. The on-going discourse I had with them was invaluable to me, most notably in bringing my awareness to the ever-present Euro/US dance canon that still pervades dance writings. I am so grateful to them for being enthusiastic about my project and sharing their knowledge with me as dance scholars concerned with human values and the political. 

The Collection: Text
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